NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Donna M. Mendes is being honored as an African American in Medicine (AIM) at The Harlem Fine Arts show's opening reception on Thursday, February 16th at the historical Riverside Church in Manhattan.
Dr. Mendes is inducted into The Library of Congress as the First Female Board-Certified African American Vascular Surgeon in the United States. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in NY and Englewood Hospital in NJ. Her private practice, Mendes Vein Care, is located across from Lincoln Center at 10 W 66th Street, Suite 1B, New York, NY 10023.
Dr. Mendes is a 1977 graduate of Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she obtained her medical degree, and continuing her affiliation with Columbia, was an intern and resident at Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center where she has been in practice since 1984. Deciding to become a vascular surgeon during the very early stages of the shaping of that field, she completed her Vascular Surgery fellowship at Englewood Hospital with her mentor Dr. Herbert Dardik, who awarded her "The Herbert Dardik Research & Education Award" for her contribution to Healthcare for Women & Minorities.
Dr. Mendes was the first Chief of Vascular Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's (1992-1998) and received the Teacher of the Year award from them several times. Dr. Mendes was also Chief of Vascular Surgery at North General Hospital (2002-2005), the President of the Medical Board at Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital (2006-2008) and Senior Vascular attending at Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Mendes is a member of the Society of Vascular Surgeons, was chair of their Diversity Committee for several years. Her resume lists numerous organizations she belongs to including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, Society of Black American Surgeons and the National Medical Association. Dr. Mendes was on the Board of Directors of Hofstra University, her alma mater and has served on Boards of The Association of Black Cardiologists, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation of NYC, and American Red Cross of Bergen County.
For more information, please visit www.DonnaMendesMD.com.
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